Luang Prabang

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Luang Prabang Reviews

sunnil05 sunnil05
3 reviews
Luang Prabang Jul 09, 2011
Colour is the first of Luang Prabang’s virtues to greet travellers. Pearly frangipanis with their heady perfume, banks of overgrown trees peppered with scarlet flowers, the burnt sienna robes of hundreds of monks and their novices, and resplendent gold and claret wats. The scent of fresh coffee, river activity, produce markets and spicy food soon follows. And then the broader aesthetics begin to unfold. Encircled by mountains, and set 700m above sea level at the confluence of the Nam Khan (Khan River) and the Mekong River, Luang Prabang is now Laos’ foremost tourist showpiece. The brew of gleaming temple roofs, crumbling French provincial architecture and multiethnic inhabitants captivates even the most jaded travellers, and the quiet benevolence of the city’s residents lulls them into a somnambulant bliss.
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2 reviews
travelling on the Mekong Mar 29, 2011
hey all, lovely little town, be prepared to haggle before booking a ride along the river to Pak OU caves. TO be honest, the travel there is better that the actual site, and across the river from destination is a little place that sells Beer laos.
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